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Popular Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein tests positive for the coronavirus in jail.

Harvey Weinstein Hollywood producer recently came in the news when he got sentenced to jail for 23 years and the news went viral.
by Aravind Peesapati | March 23, 2020 12:28 IST
Popular Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein tests positive for the coronavirus in jail.

Popular Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got a 23-year-old jail sentence under rape charges. The court has given the verdict a couple of weeks back. The 68-year-old then moved to Wende Correctional Facility to serve his jail term. Now, the latest reports suggested that he got tested positive for the coronavirus. The officials have also confirmed the news.

 
Weinstein is currently under isolation now. The prison officials are currently looking after him. Speaking to a popular media house, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), said that there is no better breeding ground or this virus than a closed environment. He said that as the correctional facility is also a closed environment, there are high chances of testing positive for the disease.
 
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer and the legal team have made a statement that they didn't get informed about the news. His lawyer Imran Ansari said that his team is pretty concerned over the health of their client. He also said that they are vigilantly monitoring the situation. According to the official sources, two other prisoners in the jail tested positive for the coronavirus. It is still unclear when exactly did Harvey get this virus.
 
Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein is best known for his films like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Django Unchained. IN 2017, more than 100 women charged sexual harassment cases on him. This issue has ignited the #MeToo movement all over the world. When he got proven guilty, Weinstein got a 23-year-old jail sentence from the court.
 
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